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US intelligence officials said al Qaeda is gaining strength in Syria. The State Department imposed new sanctions on Syria's state-owned oil company, and Treasury imposed new sanctions on Hezbollah. AWOL US soldier Naser Jason Abdo, a Muslim convert, was sentenced to life in prison for plotting an attack against US troops in Texas.
The New York State Department of Financial Services charged that the British bank Standard Chartered laundered $250 billion for the Iranian government between 2001 and 2010, using its New York branch as a front for the prohibited transactions. When the New York branch warned in 2006 of potential liability, the bank's UK leadership responded that Americans had no right to dictate the bank's dealings with Iran.